The New Edge

with your host, Ken Field

on WMBR 88.1FM in Cambridge, MA, USA

on WOMR 92.1FM in Provincetown, MA, USA

on taintradio.org, Raleigh, NC, USA



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Welcome to The New Edge home page. The New Edge features 2 hours each week of mostly instrumental creative new music, composed and improvised at the intersection of classical, jazz, and world styles.

Diverse musicians and composers interviewed on The New Edge have included guitarist John Abercrombie, the band Adelaide, saxophonist Mellisa Aldana, pianist Tristan Allen, violinist Francesca Anderegg, sound artist Ellen Band, pianist/composer Nik Bartsch, new music presenter John Bechard, cellist Maya Beiser, violinist Joshua Bell, composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel, multi-instrumentalist Alexander Berne, saxophonist Tim Berne, music writer Bill Beuttler, composer/vocalist Lisa Bielawa, producer Martin Bisi, soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom, improvising keyboardist Dave Bryant, guitarist/composer Brendan Burns, pianist Sarah Cahill, Catalyst Quartet/Paul Laraia, composer Eric Chasalow, composer/pianist/audio technologist David Chesky, violinist/arranger/composer Jeremy Cohen, pianist/composer Marc Copland, keyboardist/bandleader Chick Corea, pianist/bandleader Bill Cunliffe, clarinetist/composer Beth Custer, Italian pianist/composer Ivan Dalia, composer Anthony Paul DeRitis, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, performance venue founder Michael Dorf, from Morocco the El Arabi-Serghini Trio, clarinetist/composer James Falzone, bassist Michael Formanek, pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony, saxophonist George Garzone, pianist/composer Tord Gustavsen, violinist Hilary Hahn, Armenian pianist & composer Tigran Hamasayan, pianist/composer Mitch Hampton, Pulizer Prize winning composer John Harbison, pianist/composer Fred Hersch, pianist/composer Laurence Hobgood, drummer/composer/bandleader John Hollenbeck, flautist/composer Hiro Honshuku, composer Robert Honstein, tabla master Zakir Hussein, pianist/Moogist/composer Kari Ikonen, composer/pianist Vijay Iyer, sound artist Christopher Janney, guitarist Glenn Jones, Iranian composer/musician Kayhan Kalhor, violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch, guitarist/composer/instrument designer Kevin Kastning, composer Darrell Katz, shakuhachi master Yoshio Kurahashi, multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Lamaster, cellist/composer Daniel Levin, flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert, composer/pianist Erik Lindgren, saxophonist/composer Charles Lloyd, saxophonist Joe Lovano, composer/pianist Moira Lo Bianco, Parma Recordings owner Bob Lord, saxophonist Jessica Lurie, composer & technologist Tod Machover, composer Keeril Makan, trombonist/composer/producer Delfeayo Marsalis, composer/percussionist Barrett Martin, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, pianist/composer Myra Melford, guitarist/pianist/composer Roger Miller, drummer Michal Miskiewicz (Tomasz Stanko), composer/conductor Butch Morris, composer Erica Muhl, composer/guitarist David Nichtern, percussionist Brian O'Neill, composer/pianist Fernando Otero, drummer Toss Panos, composer/multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry, composer David Rakowski, guitarist/composer Jussi Reijonen, new music duo RighteousGIRLS (Gina Izzo & Erika Dohi), Boston Modern Orchestra Director Gil Rose, composer/saxophonist Mathew Rosenblum, multi-genre violinist/composer DBR (Daniel Bernard Roumaine), percussionist Adam Rudolph, musician/composer/actor Ryuichi Sakamoto, cellist Inbal Segev, clarinetist David Shifrin, ukulelist & composer Jake Shimabukuro, composer & pianist Robert Sirota, trombonist Brett Sroka, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, pianist Bobo Stenson, saxophonist/composer Colin Stetson, ney player Fred Stubbs, composer/pianist William Sussman, bassist Steve Swallow, composer/guitarist David Torn, guitarist/composer Ralph Towner, fiddler & electronic musician Dan Trueman, composer & music theorist Dmitri Tymoczko, composer Ken Ueno, saxophonist Laura Venditti, composer Patricia Van Ness, vibist Marc Wagnon with bassist Percy Jones, percussionist/composer Michael Waldrop, composer Michael Whalen, composer Scott Wheeler, percussionist Ken Winokur, composer Conrad Winslow, composer Scott Wollschleger, bassist Randy Wong, guitarist Fred Woodard, clarinetist/composer/gamelanista Evan Ziporyn, four-handed piano duo ZOFO (Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi).
Look here for an interview about the show on Great Evolving Sound with Jeremy Meserve.

 

Live WMBR Broadcast

 

You can hear The New Edge on 88.1 FM, WMBR, Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm EST. WMBR's broadcast signal is heard throughout the greater Boston area, and worldwide via the internet.

Also airing on 92.1 FM, WOMR, Wednesday nights from midnight-2am EST.

And on taintradio.org.

 

WMBR

You can view weekly playlists for The New Edge beginning at the show's inception in August 2002.

E-mail me at newedge@wmbr.org. Or call or text me when I'm on the air at 617-253-8810. Or write me at:

Ken Field
The New Edge
WMBR Radio
3 Ames St
Cambridge MA 02142

 

Photo credit: Jed Hickson

 

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Comments to newedge@wmbr.org. Copyright (c) 2003-2021 Ken Field. All rights reserved.

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